Sleep Apnea in Children Cary North Carolina

What is Sleep Apnea? How is it different from snoring?

Sleep apnea is a typical issue in which you have at least one delays in breathing or shallow breaths while you rest or sleep. Breathing pauses can last from a few seconds to minutes. They may happen over duration of 30 times to 60 minutes. Once when you’re regular breathing you wake up with a grunt or stifling sound.

The Difference between OSA (Obstructive Sleep Apnea) and snoring lies in truth that, while all untreated OSA sufferers wheeze, just a few people who wheeze have sleep apnea. Wheezing is essentially a sound brought on by a vibration while relaxing. The vibration is the consequence of a halfway blocked airway passage in the mouth, nose, or throat.

Do kids suffer from Sleep Apnea?

Pediatric Sleep Apnea in TMJ & Sleep Therapy Center of Raleigh-Durham

Does your child wheeze or snore in his/her sleep, show behavioral issues or have difficulty in focusing or doing his day to day work? If yes then there might be chances of your child suffering from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)

  • Frequent snoring in kids is generally seen in 7-13% of preschool and school kids
  • Shockingly OSA is seen in 2-3% of kids between the age of 2-8 year olds
  • However, high prevalence are seen between the ages 4-10

There is a 70% cover up amongst snoring and apnea in kids. The numbers are astonishing and this is the reason the American Association of Pediatrics 'Practice Parameter' as of late expressed that all kids ought to be screened for snoring. As an essential part of routine medicinal services support for all kids, pediatricians ought to ask whether the patient snores. A confirmed answer ought to be trailed by more detailed assessment

Things parents ought to know:

Dr. Ferzli and his team thoroughly acknowledge the fact at that each parent's need is the general wellbeing and health of their kid. As a parent, it is important to realize that obstructive sleep apnea does not have age limits. it is a typical condition in children and, when left untreated, it can bring about serious complexities some of which include:

  • Difficulties in normal growth of your child
  • Difficulty for your child to concentrate on its day to day task
  • Failure of nervous system
  • Depression
  • Memory Loss

Untreated Sleep apnea can also result in behavioral concerns linked to:

  • Decreased performance/learning problems in school
  • Hyperactivity or being cranky
  • Aggressiveness
  • Social isolations withdrawal

The good news is Sleep Apnea in Children Can Be Cured!

Yes!! The sleep apnea in youngsters can be cured! Since kids are as yet developing, their structure can be coordinated for ideal advancement. Our dental practitioners are well qualified and experienced in providing dental sleep medication and treating OSA in kids. They can assess and decide the reason for your youngster's sleep issues and plan a custom treatment flow that is best suited for your children.

Checking on your Child:

Here are few self diagnostic steps that parents should look in their kids as possible factors leading to sleep apnea in their kids:

  • Does your child wake in the morning exactly in the same position as they went to sleep In the previous night?
  • In the morning, are your youngster's bed sheets pleasantly put or strewn about the bed?
  • Does your youngster have dark circles under their eyes?
  • Does your youngster appear to be absentminded?

Some other changes to be observed in your child are

  • Child breathing from their mouth
  • Periods of paused breathing
  • Night terrors
  • Repeated Bed wetting
  • Constant Headaches
  • Frequent infections

How can we Help!

We reenact aviation route driven dentofacial orthodontics for youngsters. We realize that appropriate jaw advancement can be coordinated or corrected. Employing handcrafted orthopedic machines and aids, we can build up the jaw, open the nasal and oral aviation route, and right the position of the teeth and skeletal balance to help with full skeletal development and right assistant changes from the norm.

Our surgeon Dr. Charles Ferzli and his team at TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre of Raleigh-Durham treats all kind of Sleep apnea disorders making many parents happy by giving their children a good sound sleep. If you or any of your family member or friend suspect that their child is suffering from Sleep Apnea, kindly make an appointment and treat it at the earliest.

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Monday 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 PM 6:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM 6:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM 1:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

We always have someone to answer the phone from 9-5pm every day

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Smiles of Cary - TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre of Raleigh-Durham

1150 Northwest Maynard Rd,
Ste 140, Cary,
North Carolina - 27513

(919) 323-4242


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